Posts Tagged ‘bathroom safety for seniors’

Contest underway for Veterans – FREE fiberglass bathtub conversion and safety grab bars

September 5, 2012

Todd’s Porcelain & Fiberglass Repair invites Veterans or their spouses to write (in 100 words or less) WHY converting your fiberglass bathtub to a step-in shower and grab bars installed would be beneficial to you. The entry with the best story will receive our tub conversion and two installed safety grab bars – a $885 value. This fiberglass tub conversion to a step-in shower and grab bars are designed to help you live independently longer in the comfort of your own home! Bathroom safety is vital – over 60% of falls in the home occur in the bathroom.

Todd’s, a Mesa-based licensed, bond and insured company, has been fixing ugly tubs and showers across Maricopa County since 1978. Licensed, bonded and insured, Todd’s enjoys an A+ rating from Arizona Better Business Bureau (BBB) and several Super Service Awards from Angie’s List.

Todd’s contest ends on October 20, 2012. Please send us your 100 word (or less) story and your contact information to toddsbathtubs@hotmail.com or mail to Todd’s Porcelain & Fiberglass Repair, 1829 S. Horne, Suite 14 Mesa, AZ  85204.  For more information about converting a fiberglass tub or grab bars, visit: www.ToddsBathtubs.com.  A winner in the Phoenix, Arizona area will be notified by October 31, 2012.

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Stay out of harm’s way – make everyday your Personal Safety Day!

October 10, 2011

Did you know each week more than 30,000 Americans over the age of 65 are seriously injured by falling?  According to the National Safety Council, nearly 250 die as a result.

October 10, 2011 is National Personal Safety Day and Todd’s Porcelain & Fiberglass Repair in Phoenix, Arizona would like to share how to reduce your risk of falling:

•    Make sure your footwear fits well, has a non-slip sole and is appropriate for the activity at hand.  Slippers, while comfortable, aren’t a good choice as they can stretch, become loose, and fall off, causing the wearer to fall.  Socks can be ice skates on tile floor, and should be worn with shoes.
•    Take steps to eliminate or fix potential hazards at home including making sure all walkways, stairs, and hallways are free of clutter, removing scatter or throw rugs, making sure all cords are out of the way, and using brighter bulbs and increasing natural light throughout the house.

•    Invest in professionally-installed grab bars at the entry to AND inside the tub/shower, as well as replace the towel rack with a grab bars.  Visit ToddsBathtubs.com for more information.
•    Since two-thirds of the falls occur in the bathroom, consider converting your fiberglass tub to a step-in shower.  Reducing the tub barrier from a typical 16 inches down to 4 inches will help reduce your risk as you enter and exit the shower. Call Todd’s today to schedule this one-day tub cut to make your bathroom safer!
•    Consider starting a regular exercise program to improve balance, coordination and lower body strength, after getting approval from your doctor.

•    Review all prescriptions and over the counter medications with your health care provider as some can contribute to the increase in falls among older adults.
•    Have your vision checked by a professional at least once a year.

Safety is within reach, so prevent falls, not react to them!

Todd’s Porcelain & Fiberglass Repair began serving Maricopa County Arizona (the Phoenix metropolitan area) in 1978 to provide repair and refinishing services to a growing demand from homeowners, plumbers, builders, hotels and senior living venues who need repairs to bathtubs and shower units, old and new!  Todd’s provides a professional and reasonable repair solution to the high cost of replacing bathtubs and showers and to make bathrooms safe by installing the world’s strongest grab bar system.

Services offered include:

*Refinish ugly tubs, tile, showers and sinks

*Repair shower and tub weak floors

*Convert Fiberglass Tub to walk-in shower

*Repair chips in tubs, showers, sinks

*Provide & install bathroom safety grab bars

Call Todd’s at 480 835 7070 or visit http://www.ToddsBathtubs.com